Beware blind date website predators

Right. Got, as a single mum, this great guy as I thought, on an internet dating site. We talked for hours and hours. I’m in my 40s, so is he. Brilliant.

First date was organised by him. It was amazing – cab, restaurant, fun, back to my place for coffee and brandy. And sex. This was slightly disappointing. He couldn’t perform. I blamed it on the booze.

Then the next morning, my daughters entered the scene. They are 13 and 15, as I’d said in my dating details. This guy took an unhealthy amount of interest in them and I chucked him straight out. Can I please warn all parents of young kids to watch out when placing details of your family on these websites. You may be opening your door to a predator.

Barbara says: Thanks for that warning. Heard it before, but it can’t be said often enough. Don’t put your children’s ages up on dating sites. Don’t even say that you have kids. It’s not good and it’s not clever. Stay off internet dating, if you can. It can be dangerous.